Not surprisingly, Hamilton's thoughts are also firmly focused on what he can do for the young generation of jazz musicians: "I want to help bring the next generation through by getting them to play and by endorsing them," he enthuses. "I'd like to set that up in some kind of formal way and keep supporting the local artists. Jazz is a social language, a social construct. It's like religion in many ways; it's how people choose to live their lives. There's enough in that construct while you're on earth to create an environment of friendship, support and mentoring."
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